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Should we be allowed to edit comments?

How do I edit a comment that I left on a question?

  • Now you do. >< HO HO HO! I originally said something vulgar, stupid, and rude there, but its since been edited away with this newfangled comment editing cap. – bobobobo Dec 28 '09 at 0:05
  • @bobobobo aren't you missing a few bobos? – SamB Apr 8 '10 at 20:16
  • No. No I am not, Sam I am. – bobobobo Apr 9 '10 at 1:01

You can't. You can delete a comment and then add a new one, though.


Just for the record, you CAN edit comments now (for a brief period after you submit it).

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  • Can you preview your comment? – spig Dec 11 '09 at 21:43
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    You can't see what it will look like when it's submitted, no. – user27414 Dec 11 '09 at 21:44
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    I totally and /completely/ <strike>get</strike> understand where you're coming from, though, as I have <b>no idea</b> how these words <i>will</i> be formatted. – user27414 Dec 11 '09 at 21:45
  • I've noticed code blocks in comments - is that just the standard markdown code block, or is that something else? – spig Dec 11 '09 at 21:48
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    @spig, those would be formatted using backticks around the text. – Brandon Dec 11 '09 at 21:49
  • For that you have to use two ` surrounding the code. – perbert Dec 11 '09 at 22:18

Add a new comment with your corrections in it, wait 30 seconds, delete the old one.

(It sure would be nice if the comment restrictions were lightened a little for users with a certain reputation threshold... but then, I dream of a world of ponies and rainbows and waffles too.)

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It's not possible. Yet.

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